How to Cultivate a Faith Deeply Rooted Like the Olive Tree

Olives and olive trees were important in Bible times and Scripture, providing food, ointment, illumination, and in the making of soap. Our 30 years of serving here in Italy, have given me ample opportunity to observe the trees (right in our backyard), talk to farmers, and study them in Scripture. And I have come to … Continue reading How to Cultivate a Faith Deeply Rooted Like the Olive Tree

Bringing Christ Back into Christmas

It starts earlier and earlier every year, the hype and commercialism. Christmas stuff and Halloween gore side-by-side in stores. Ads, articles, commercials, and movies all conspiring, seemingly, to make us think we're missing out on the perfect Christmas.  With some people so striving for that perfect celebration that the entire season becomes nothing but a … Continue reading Bringing Christ Back into Christmas